It’s most often accompanied by horrible heartburn.
But there is another type of acid reflux, which is lesser known but might be even more embarrassing. You may not even realize you have this one.
If you have rumination syndrome, it means that you involuntarily and effortlessly regurgitate the contents of your stomach during and after a meal in near chewable form.
It happens because of an involuntary contraction of your abdominal muscles and would happen more often than not when the valve between your esophagus and stomach is weak, and thereby failing to close properly while you are not swallowing, as it is meant to do.
Because throwing up almost immediately after eating is such a toddler thing to do, many people are ashamed of it and do not report rumination syndrome, making it almost impossible for researchers to estimate its prevalence in the general population.
In 2002, a survey of 4,500 Australian adults in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that just below one percent of adults suffer from it.
Another survey in the Spanish population in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology found that around seven or eight percent of people with fibromyalgia or eating disorders struggle with the rumination syndrome.
While it sounds serious, it is actually less grave than many other forms of acid reflux, because you regurgitate the food before it starts digesting and before your stomach soaks it in acid.
This means that it is less acidic than the stomach content that flows back through your esophagus in many other conditions.
Unlike normal vomiting, the regurgitation in this condition is generally automatic, without involving the type of muscle spasms present in vomiting.
Since regurgitated stomach contents sometime include acid, you could also experience some tooth decay.
It is surprisingly easy to treat, with doctors reporting that almost 90 percent of their adult patients responding positively to treatment.
If you practice breathing using your diaphragm, especially during and after mealtimes, it will counteract the regurgitation reflex. It works by preventing abdominal muscle contractions that would propel the food back into your esophagus and your mouth.
Permanently Eliminate Acid Reflux Symptoms – Acid Reflux’s Most Dangerous Consequence
The constant pain, having to deny yourself all the goodies your stomach can’t handle, along with suffering the side effects of the medications that don’t even work in the first place.
And then the night comes…and oh boy!
But now, a study published in the Journal Sleep Medicine has revealed what might be the direst consequence of acid reflux, and it is one that you might have never connected it to previously.
4,882 women answered questions about night time acid reflux.
Women with nocturnal acid reflux were around three times more likely to suffer from daytime sleepiness when compared to the general population.
In addition, they were also more likely to involuntarily fall asleep during the day.
And daytime sleepiness is not a joking matter.
Operating a car or any form of heavy machinery or simply walking down steps at home while drowsy or tired can be more life-threatening than doing this drunk. Not to mention how it will generally rob you of any nice life experiences along the way.
But there is more to the story…
Another study in the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility in 2010 warned that the relationship between acid reflux and sleep might work in both directions.
You see, sleep could also lead to more acid reflux in people that are vulnerable to it because while you sleep, the mechanisms that your body uses to clear acid from your esophagus aren’t working very well.
For example, as you salivate less, your swallow mechanism is impaired, and your esophagus is static without the movements that it uses to align itself with your stomach during the day.
Reversing your acid reflux naturally is therefore more crucial than ever.
But how do you do this?
Permanently Eliminate Acid Reflux Symptoms – 93% Acid Reflux Cases Cured Naturally (new study)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has always posed a big problem for people who suffer from it, as proton pump inhibitors, the most common drug treatment, have serious and potentially deadly side effects.
Now a new study has proven an old, natural method has proven extremely effective for curing acid reflux and GERD. In fact, up to 93% of participants reported complete relief.
To respond to this dilemma, Chinese researchers decided to test the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment of GERD. They published their findings in the Journal Zhen Ci Yan Jiu (or Acupuncture research when translated).
They recruited 58 people diagnosed with GERD conditions that were so bad that they could not sleep at night.
They then divided them into two groups: 28 who received acupuncture and 30 who received medication.
The medication group took a proton pump inhibitor twice a day for 8 weeks.
Subjects in the acupuncture group were punctured with needles to all the spots below the spinous processes, from T 3 to T 12, once every alternate day, for eight weeks.
The subjects were also given three questionnaires to test the severity of their symptoms before and after the treatment.
- The Reflux Diagnostic Questionnaire for heartburn, abdominal pain, acid reflux, and food regurgitation.
- The GERD symptom scale for digestion, reflux, food regurgitation, pain, cardiovascular effects, and so forth.
- The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index for sleep duration and quality.
After the treatments, both groups had experienced significant relief from their previous state.
Furthermore, it could be seen that acupuncture group improved a lot more on all three-measurement questionnaires when compared to the group that took medication.
- On the Reflux Diagnostic Questionnaire, 43.3% of the medicated subjects and 71.4% of the acupuncture subjects reported being completely cured or experiencing a massive improvement.
- On the GERD symptom scale, 56.7% of the medicated subjects and 89.3% of the acupuncture subjects reported being completely cured or experiencing a big improvement.
- On the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, 60% of the medicated subjects and 92.9% of the acupuncture subjects reported being completely cured or experiencing a massive improvement.
If this study is right, then it would mean that acupuncture is a substantially better treatment for acid reflux than dangerous proton pump inhibitors.
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This post is from Scott Davis’ Acid Reflux Solution. This program helps you to cure your heartburn and acid reflux by using natural remedies to quickly heal your stomach without dangerous medicine or risky surgeries. It can also help you to remove some disorders of acid reflux such as constipation or IBS.
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